Interactive TV Headlines Round-Up (III): GroupM, DISH Network, iStreamPlanet, Haivision, Jivox, Microsoft NuAds, Relentless Studios, National Geographic, Movea, MTS, ETI Software

As most of you are probably aware, [itvt]'s daily news reporting was on hiatus for a few weeks, because our editorial team was working on the TV of Tomorrow Show and then taking a post-event break. We are covering the news we have missed via a series of headline round-ups, and will then resume daily news production. We expect it will take us a few more days to catch up with all recent developments, so...

News Round-Up (IV)

--Metrological to Incorporate Technology from Fluendo into its OTT Platform
--MTS Launches TV-Based Caller ID to Offer Range of Original Content to Complement April-May Sweeps Programming on NBC
--NDS to Highlight Products for Connected/Hybrid TV at ANGA Cable
--Ooyala Supports Management, Syndication and Analytics for YouTube Videos
The [itvt] editorial team will be on the road this week and next, so we will be covering most stories in round-up/summary form, and we anticipate that there will be some additional interruptions of our regular news publishing schedule beyond that. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our readers. Metrological has announced that it will incorporate technology from Fluendo into its Metroconnect Operating System, in order to ensure "superior quality" for OTT content...

Microsoft Mediaroom Powers New HD IPTV Service from Canada's MTS

--AT&T U-verse to Use Microsoft PlayReady
--Round-Up of Other Recent Microsoft IPTV News
Microsoft contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that MTS Allstream, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian telco, Manitoba Telecom Services, has launched an HDTV service in Winnipeg, based on the Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV platform and various technologies from Mediaroom reseller and systems-integration partner, Alcatel-Lucent. According to Microsoft, the new service offers 30 HDTV channels (with more to be rolled out later this year), DVR service, and an EPG with picture-in-picture capability; and is...